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Original UK ed.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens.
[Boston] : PBS Distribution, c2011.
Title from container.
Originally broadcast as individual episodes in the U.K. in 2010 and on PBS as episodes of the series Masterpiece in 2011.
Special features: Downton Abbey : the making of ; Downton Abbey : a house in history.
Downton Abbey--a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire landscape--needs an heir. After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole live might someday belong to a distant cousin he's never met. But before he can worry about that he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary--considered by many to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff has opinions on the family's affairs. And while most are devoted to those they serve, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than simply disrupt the well-oiled inner workings of the estate. As the servants' mischief escalates, even the most faithful employees begin to imagine a different life.